It’s Tebow Time

Tim Tebow is a quarterback in the United States National Football League, playing for the Denver Broncos. His story is amazing in the fact that he is considered an “underdog”, yet he keeps winning!

Since assuming the quarterback position 5 weeks ago, Tebow has been all over the U.S. news not only because of his unorthodox way of playing football, but more for his personal decision to proclaim “Christ” every chance he gets.  He’s been made fun of, he’s been mimicked, he’s been criticized and he’s been ostracized, simply because he is committed to thanking Jesus first.

In a recent interview, he had been criticized again for thanking Jesus every time he made a great play.  Look at his response:

“If you’re married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife, I love her, the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and have the opportunity? And that’s how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ,” Tebow said. “It is the most important thing in my life, so every opportunity I have to tell him I love him, or I’m given an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I’m going to take that opportunity.”

He then goes on to say…

“I look at it as a relationship I have with him, I want to give him the honor and glory every time I get the opportunity,” Tebow said. “And then after I give him the honor and glory I always try to give my teammates the honor and glory, and that’s how it works. Because Christ comes first in my life, and then my family, and then my teammates.”

I had the incredible opportunity to see Tim Tebow play football live today in San Diego, California.  It was my first NFL game ever.

While I applaud him for his leadership on the football field and his skills as a quarterback, what I like most about him is his unrelenting pursuit of Jesus Christ.

If I had the opportunity to share with the world my priorities in life, would I take it?

If I had the opportunity to share with the world my love for Christ, would I do it?

If I was criticized every time I turned around for my faith, would I quit?

Being a leader is tough, and as we’ve said over and over again, it’s lonely.  Don’t give in.  Don’t give up.  Don’t compromise.  Stand up for what you know is right!

Is it “Tebow Time” in your life?

•Who are you living for?

•Are your priorities in the right order?

•Are you consistent in your faith, in your walk, in your life?

Today, the Broncos won another game.  More and more people are hearing the message.



Russ Cline has wide experience in church, mission, and global leadership. Beginning in the local church in Southern California, then moving to Ecuador for 16 years to be a part of launching three distinct organizations, Russ is now back in Southern California working with Extreme Response International in providing leadership coaching and organizational development to leaders around the world. Russ' passion is to come alongside organizations and to help them identify areas of growth, focus and change, resulting in greater impact and effectiveness. Russ graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business and Christian Education and completed his graduate work in Organizational Development. He has been married for 31 years to Gina, and they have three kids: Rheanna, Riley and Raylin. To learn more about Russ, visit: Write directly to Russ at: twitter: leadwithruss, leadermundial

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